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[oh-mit] /oʊˈmɪt/
verb (used with object), omitted, omitting.
1.
to leave out; fail to include or mention:
to omit a name from a list.
2.
to forbear or fail to do, make, use, send, etc.:
to omit a greeting.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English omitten < Latin omittere to let go, equivalent to o- o-2 + mittere to send
Related forms
omitter, noun
preomit, verb (used with object), preomitted, preomitting.
unomitted, adjective
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  • Too much flows from that well known fact to omit it.
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British Dictionary definitions for omit

omit

/əʊˈmɪt/
verb (transitive) omits, omitting, omitted
1.
to neglect to do or include
2.
to fail (to do something)
Derived Forms
omissible (əʊˈmɪsɪbəl) adjective
omitter, noun
Word Origin
C15: from Latin omittere, from ob- away + mittere to send
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Word Origin and History for omit
v.

early 15c., from Latin omittere "let go, let fall," figuratively "lay aside, disregard," from assimilated form of ob (here perhaps intensive) + mittere "let go, send" (see mission). Related: Omitted; omitting.

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